In DC Universe’s Titans, the humor is the big surprise

Batman and Superman have had such a pervasive presence in American popular culture that plenty of people who’ve never read a comic book know their pertinent biographical details: the murdered parents, the exploding planet, the Batmobile, Kryptonite, and so on. The DC Comics super-team sometimes known as “the Titans,” on the other hand, have starred in multiple animated series, a few straight-to-video movies, and one feature-length theatrical cartoon released just this past summer. And yet only devoted comics fans are likely to know much about their history and mythology as a group.

That’s why it matters that Titans is going to be the first original scripted series on the new DC Universe subscription service. When the show’s first season…

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